A Guide To Hi Lo Hospital Beds

A Guide To Hi Lo Hospital Beds

A Guide To Hi Lo Hospital Beds

Do you need a hospital bed for your home? If you’re in need of greater comfort because of an illness you are experiencing, or if you have a loved one who is in need of a bed for health care purposes, you might benefit from one of the hospital beds for sale on our website

We have a range of beds in stock, including semi-electric, fully electric adjustable beds, and bariatric beds for those who need something that is heavy-duty. Our electric beds also include those within the Hi-Lo adjustable bed range, and it might be that these beds are right for your personal needs. 

Hi-Lo Adjustable Beds

Hi-Lo adjustable beds have been designed with the safety of both the user and the carer in mind. They have been built with a specially designed mechanism to provide a full range of height combinations and can give the user the most comfortable position possible for posture support. Carers also benefit from the flexible height positions of the Hi-Lo bed, as they can use the correct height to assist and turn the user, and they can lower it as needed to help the user get in and out of their bed safely.

Many Hi-Lo adjustable beds are electrically powered, with handy remotes that can make the process of making height adjustments easier. Users can then raise or lower the bed according to their preferences, and they can put themselves into a better position for added comfort. 

Because Hi-Lo beds can be lowered, it is easy for the user to transfer themselves into a wheelchair too. So, if you or your loved one has the need to transition into a wheelchair from a bedded position, there is less risk of a fall while moving from one to the other. 

Another advantage of a Hi-Lo bed is the greater amount of flexibility offered. Each section of the bed base can be adjusted into different positions, be that with a crank handle for a manual bed or the remote that can be used with beds that are electronically operated. This flexibility is important, as there will be times when you or your loved one need to manoeuvre the bed for both comfort and treatment purposes. 

Hi-Lo adjustable beds are also fully customisable. They can include a number of optional extras, and you will notice some of these on our website. Such extras can include safety rails. If you or your loved one are prone to falling out of bed, these are essential, as they can reduce the risk of an injury from a nasty fall. Some Hi-Lo beds come with cut-out side options too, which are helpful for making access easier when a hoist is needed. Certain Hi-Lo beds have extra storage space as well, with a convenient drawer placed at the foot fo the bed for anything that is needed close by, such as clothing or medical equipment. 

Who Are Hi-Lo Beds For?

Hi-Lo beds are designed for people with a wide range of health conditions and/or mobility issues. Because they can be elevated and lowered, they are especially useful for those who need to get in and out of a wheelchair. And as the head and foot sections of Hi-Lo beds can be adjusted, they are useful for those who need to be moved into a specific position to improve their level of circulation and blood flow. 

Generally speaking, Hi-Lo beds can be used by anybody, no matter what health condition they are experiencing, but oftentimes, people with the following conditions will benefit from this type of hospital bed.

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Respiratory health conditions
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Injuries that reduce mobility
  • Paralysis

This list is not exhaustive, as you doctor might recommend a Hi-Lo bed to you if you or your loved one are experiencing a range of other health conditions. Speak to them before buying any kind of hospital bed as it is important to purchase a bed that is beneficial to your needs. 

Do Hi-Lo Beds Need Specialist Mattresses?

It is advisable to buy a mattress that offers the correct flexibility when buying a Hi-Lo bed. Comfort, posture, and range of motion are important, so it would be inadvisable to buy a mattress that isn’t tailored to a Hi-Lo bed, and that isn’t conducive to the care needs of the individual concerned. At Mobility Care, we sell a range of mattresses that are suitable for all kinds of hospital beds, and we can help you make the right decision for your Hi-Lo bed. They offer superior comfort and are designed to prevent bedsores and other ailments that can be common from lying down positions. Get in touch with us to find out more and check out the mattresses we have for sale on our website. 

What Accessories Will I Need?

Alongside the bed and the mattress, there are a number of other accessories you should consider when buying a Hi-Lo bed. Thankfully, we have all you need at Mobility Care, with a range of bed rails, hoists, and hoist slings available. These are all designed with safety in mind and are recommended for those who need extra assistance and peace of mind when transitioning in and out of their beds. Browse our website to discover more about the accessories we have available, and consider such extras as our non-slip bedside safety mats which offer extra protection when getting out of bed. 

Contact Us

To find out more about our Hi-Lo beds, and the full range of beds that we have available at Mobility Care, get in touch with us today. Talk to us about our electric adjustable bed prices, and discuss your health needs with us, and we will help you find the hospital bed that is right for you or your loved ones needs.


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